Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, pretty much everything to do around the region has been canceled. Until the public health crisis passes, here’s a list of social service agencies and other local important organizations and their statuses.
Crandall House in Ashaway: Canceled all activities.
Jonnycake Center of Westerly: Food pantry and social services open for new and existing clients Monday noon to 3 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to noon. The pantry is a distribution point for Westerly Public Schools’ “Grab and Go” meal kits each weekday from noon to 1 p.m. Unsolicited food donations are temporarily suspended. Social Services are offered via phone and email. Call 401-377-8069 option 1, or email Social Services Program director, Sarah Cote at email@example.com. The thrift store offers small-scale personal shopping with payment over the phone and curbside pickup. Limited donations are being accepted by the Thrift Store; visit jonnycake.org/donate/no-contact-thrift-donations for more info. Furniture pickups and deliveries are suspended.
Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center: Food Pantry, Weekender Backpack, Keeping Babies Warm and Well, and Pet Shoppe programs will remain open. TVCCA Meals on Wheels will continue to be delivered. The senior transportation program will continue to provide rides for medical appointments and shopping. Unexpected Treasures Thrift Shop is closed until further notice.
RICan Food Pantry: Still distributing pre-bagged food Wednesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m.; and Friday 2-3 p.m. Vehicles should form two lines in the parking lot facing Route 112. Staff will distribute food to clients’ cars. For more info, call 401-364-9412 or visit rhodeislandcan.org.
Rotary Club of Westerly: Will pick up and deliver items from grocery or drug stores for the housebound in the towns between Groton and Chariho for free. Call 401-539-7762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Vincent dePaul Society Food Pantry: Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon in the church hall on the basement level of Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High St., Westerly. Pre-bagged staples available as well as a frozen meat item.
Stonington Human Services: Closed to the public. Staff available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling 860-535-5015. All recreation and enrichment programs, day trips and preschool canceled.
The Stonington Transfer Station is no longer requiring appointments. The station is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents are asked to wear mask and social distance when visiting the station.
Tower Street Community Center: Closed. “Grab-and-Go” meals available 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to all students 18 and under. Meals distributed at the front door.
Tri-County Community Action Agency: Offering assistance for fuel bills. Homeowners and renters from Westerly, Charlestown, Hopkinton and Richmond are eligible for heating assistance and weatherization services. Make an appointment to apply by calling 401-789-3016, ext. 2337.
WARM Center: Providing bagged lunches and dinner. Social service department operating by email and phone. Call 401-596-9276 ext. 102 and leave a message and someone will return the call. If in need of shelter, call 401-277-4316.
For updated coronavirus information, call the Rhode Island Department of Health info line at 401-222-8022, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or email RIDOH.COVID19Questions@health.ri.gov, or visit health.ri.gov/diseases/ncov2019.
Westerly Hospital: Call the coronavirus hotline at 203-688-1700.
Wood River Health Services: Westerly office is closed. Hope Valley office reduced hours are: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-noon. Providers on call after-hours for urgent matters. Call 401-539-2461 before coming into office for any appointment. Dental services open for emergency care only. WIC appointments conducted by phone; checks will be mailed. For more info, visit woodriverhealthservices.org.
Ashaway Free Library: Closed; all programs and events suspended. Fines waived until library reopens. Hold pickups extended. Delivery service suspended. WiFi accessible from parking lot and grounds.
Bill Memorial Library: Closed. Book drop closed. All late fees waived. Staff available by phone at 860-445-0392 and email at email@example.com during normal business hours.
Clark Memorial Library: Closed. For more info, call 401-364-6100 or visit clarklib.org.
Cross’ Mills Public Library: Closed. For more info, call 401-364-6211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Messages will be responded to as soon as possible. Interlibrary loan delivery suspended. Items may be returned in the book drops and fines will be waived.
Groton Library: Groton Public library has begun offering curbside service for material loans.To request materials, patrons with active library cards may place holds on items on the online catalog at wgpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/groton/?. The bookdrop remains closed and fines will not be charged. All items currently checked out have been renewed until July 1. For more information or help with requesting materials, call 860-441-6750. Reference and information services will continue via phone at 860-441-6750 or email at email@example.com, Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Langworthy Library: Closed, with curbside pickup available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesday, 4 to 7 p.m. and Thursday, noon to 3 p.m. or by appointment. Call 401-539-2851 to place a request for curbside pickup. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment. For more info, call 401-539-2851 or visit langworthylibrary.org.
Mystic & Noank Library: Closed. Items may be requested through the library online catalog or by calling 860-536-7721 for a door-side pick up appointment. Visit mysticnoanklibrary.org for more information. Staff are available by phone and email. Book drop closed. All material due dates have been extended to July 1. All fines waived. WiFi accessible from parking lot.
Stonington Free Library: Staff are answering phone and email inquiries. Curbside pickup of books is available. To place a hold, visit your online library account, email email@example.com or call 860-535-0658, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The book drop is now open. Overdue fines are waived until Aug. 31. Visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org for more information.
Westerly Library: The library is now offering "Library Takeout" service, where patrons may contact the library at 401-596-2877, ext. 930, firstname.lastname@example.org or westerlylibrary.org/librarytakeout to request up to five materials to pick up by appointment only. The bookdrop is now reopened. Visit westerlylibrary.org for more information.
Wheeler Library: Curbside service or home delivery is available for NoSto residents. Call or text 860-535-0383 or email email@example.com with requests. All fines waived. Wi-Fi available in parking lot. Staff available by phone and email Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Book drop open.
Aldi: Open 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for senior citizens and expectant mothers. Open to all 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays and Friday to Monday.
Big Y Mystic: Open 7 a.m.-8 a.m. daily for customers age 60 and older and those with compromised immune systems.
Dunns Corners Market: Open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
McQuade’s Marketplace: Westerly and Mystic locations open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. The hour from 7-8 a.m. is reserved for seniors age 60 and older. Caregivers may accompany seniors. Floral Department is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. The Galley Restaurant in Mystic open for lunch and dinner for takeout only.
Richmond Farms Fresh Market: Open daily 7:30- 8 a.m. for senior citizens over age 65 and one helper to shop. Open to all ages Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Only one person per vehicle/household is allowed into store.
Sandy’s Fine Food Emporium: Open 7:30-8:30 a.m. for customers age 60 and older. Number of customers in the store at one time limited to 12.
Shorecrest Store: Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Accepting call-in orders if necessary for curbside delivery. Call 401-596-2121 to order.
Stop & Shop: Stores in Westerly, Pawcatuck and Richmond open daily from 6-7:30 a.m. for those age 60 and over and customers with weakened immune systems. Open 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. daily for general public.
Walmart: Open 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. daily. Open only to shoppers age 60 and over, first responders, customers with disabilities and anyone designated as high-risk 7-8 a.m. each day.
Bank of America: Westerly branch closed. ATM at Mystic branch, 4 Williams Ave., available. Groton branch, 738 Long Hill Road, is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon.
Charter Oak Credit Union: Branch lobbies will reopen on Monday, June 8, with Covid restrictions in place, including face mask and social distancing requirements, limited occupancy in the bank enhanced cleaning of the building. Drive-up lanes open. Hours for Mystic and Pawcatuck branches are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Online services, night drop and ATM still available. For more info, call 860-445-4636 or visit charteroak.org.
Citizens Bank: Branch lobbies closed except by appointment. Drive-up windows and ATMs available. In-store branches open and will service customers one at a time only; bankers are available by appointment only.
Dime Bank: Stonington and Norwich Broadway branches closed. All other branches conducting business at drive-up windows only. For access to a safe deposit box, to drop off important documentation, or to conduct a wire transfer, call your local branch. For more info, visit dime-bank.com/health.
Washington Trust: Branch lobbies closed until further notice. Drive-up banking open during regular business hours; ATMs available. McQuade’s Marketplace branches in Westerly and Mystic open by appointment only from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Customers may call 800-475-2265 for account info or visit washtrust.com.
Westerly Community Credit Union: Lobbies are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Dunn’s Corners by appointment only; Westerly Granite Street front door is the only entrance/exit), and Saturday 9 a.m.-noon by appointment only (Dunn’s Corners lobby closed). Drive-thru lanes will be open at all branches Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon. Restrictions include limited lobby capacity; masks; social distancing and more. For more info, visit westerlyccu.com/Coronavirus_Update.
Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly: Closed.
Chorus of Westerly: Offices and Kent Hall closed.
Courthouse Center for the Arts: Canceled all shows.
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center: Buildings are closed. The trails that connect the center and Coogan Farm campuses are open to the public. People should maintain social distancing, keeping 6 feet between people and taking all the virus precautions. The center is also hosting online events. Visit facebook.com/DPNCenter or dpnc.org for more information.
Denison Farmers Market: The market will be held on Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. beginning Sunday, June 7, at the Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Road in Mystic. Call 860-536-9248 for more information.
Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra: Canceled all events.
Granite Theatre: 2020 season postponed.
Kettle Pond Visitor Center: Closed.
La Grua Center: Closed.
Merrill House: All events canceled.
Mystic Aquarium: Mystic Aquarium has reopened with safety protocols Access to the Aquarium will be limited to outdoor spaces at 50 percent occupancy. There will be mandatory temperature screenings for staff and guests, online timed-tickets for admission and one-way pathways with clear social distance markers. Guests will be required to wear face protection. Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Tickets can be purchased at mysticaquarium.org/visit/tickets/. For more information, visit MysticAquarium.org/Reopen.
Mystic Seaport Museum: The museum has reopened, with Covid-19 protocols. Visitors will be able to access only the outdoors portion of the grounds. For more information, visit mysticseaport.org.
Ocean Community YMCA: Westerly and Arcadia branches will partially reopen Thursday, June 4, with Covid restrictions. The Naik Branch will remain closed until further notice. Visit oceancommunityymca.org for more information.
Perryville Grange #14 meetings have been suspended until further notice. For more information call Katie Martin at 401-742-5701 or Kristen Flynn at 401-499-3018.
Savoy Bookshop and Bank Square Books: Both shops are open to the public with restrictions, including face mask requirements and limited occupancy. The cafe at Savoy is open for online orders and take-out only. Both stores are offering online book ordering. Visit banksquarebooks.com for more information.
Stonington Community Center: Tennis courts 1, 2 and 3 and the paddle tennis courts will be open for racquet, tennis and paddle members. Guidelines will be posted on the courts. The paddle hut will remain closed to gatherings. Reservations are required. Childcare has reopened with limited spaces.Enrichment Camps will open June 29, implementing COVID-19 safety measures. For more information, call 860-535-2576.
Stonington Community Center Thrift Shop is open with reduced hours and all CDC and official guidelines as pertains to retail businesses. The shop is currently accepting donations of gently used items, curbside, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Customers can purchase items online at thecomo.org/shopthrift or on the COMO Thrift Facebook group “Stonington COMO Thrift Shoppers” through live sale videos. Curbside pickup and shipping options available.
Town of Westerly: All playgrounds and recreation facilities closed.
Westerly Armory: Closed to the public.
Westerly Farmers Market: The Westerly Land Trust will begin holding its farmers market on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 85 Main St. in Westerly on June 11. Social distancing measures will be in place. Visit westerlylandtrust.org/portfolio/farmers-market/ for more information.
Westerly Education Center: Open with Covid restrictions in place. Visit westerlyedcenter.org/news/COVID/ for more information.
Westerly Transfer Station: The transfer station is now accepting all original commodities with no appointments necessary. Paint, fluorescent light bulbs and cooking oil disposal available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Masks are required. Any resident who is sick or has been potentially exposed to COVID-19 should not bring recyclables.
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